I was so pleased to be able to reward her efforts and get the weekend off to a great start by giving her a new review toy to play with. The toy was Chloe's Magical Dress Up Closet from Golden Bear and although Addy has never seen the TV show from which this product was inspired, she declared that she loved it before it was even out of the box. It is pink and girlie - why am I not surprised that it would appeal to Addy!
The set required 3 AAA batteries so the hunt was on for a small phillips head screwdriver to install them. A frustrating few minutes later (note to self - sort myself out with a basic tool kit for my exclusive use) and we were fully operational.
Addy couldn't help but notice the similarity between herself and the Chloe doll - blonde hair, blue eyes, penchant for princess dresses. "Two Addys!!" she declared gleefully (not sure I'm ready for that!!)
The purpose of the batteries was to provide light and sound on the press of a heart shaped pink button above the door of the closet - a discovery quickly made and repeated with slightly annoying regularity.
The set comes with three different outfits (that come in two halves that clip together over the doll) and interchangeable play scenes that slot into the back of the closet to provide stimuli for imaginative play.
|Outfits store neatly in compartments to either side of the closet|
It certainly worked with Addy. She wasted no time inventing stories around her new little doppelganger.
Despite her brother's best attempt to sabotage the game with toy cars, the Magical World of princesses and castles grows in sophistication as I write this post, keeping Addy entertained and happy. I don't ask for more than that from a toy.
When I asked Addy what she liked about her new toy she said "Just all the clothes" ... as Chloe went back to her castle to get dressed...